Case Competitions, held around the world, are an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun environment. Participants strive to develop the best solution to a given business problem within a limited period of time.
ALVAREZ & MARSAL CASE COMPETITION
The Alvarez & Marsal case competition introduces students to the consulting industry through a simulated client-consultant engagement, enabling students to see what a consulting project entails. The competition lasts for three weeks during the spring semester and includes weekly lessons on a variety of topics that are critical to consulting. The competition culminates with each team presenting before a panel of Alvarez & Marsal consultants. Students form their own teams and the competition is open to all Mays sophomores and juniors. POC: Ms. Kris Morley, firstname.lastname@example.org
HALLIBURTON CASE COMPETITION
Mays Business School, along with Halliburton, hosts a case competition where teams of four undergraduate or master’s students compete to develop a solution to a problem relevant to an oilfield services company. At least three team members must be in Mays, with up to one member from a discipline outside Mays, providing many teams with a multidisciplinary experience. Students are given 48 hours to prepare their solutions. The cases are presented to Halliburton executives with prize money awarded to the first through third place teams.
The competition will be judged by Halliburton executives. Teams must include four members with at least three members being Mays students (MS or BBA, no MBA or PhD). The fourth members can be from a college outside of Mays or a Mays student. Successful teams in the past included a petroleum engineering student, students from the geology department, Bush School energy policy program, etc. Having a diversified team might be valuable. Previous participants said the benefits to participating were the interaction with executives and the information learned in such a short period of time.